fx 4100 a 4.6 ghz or i3 3240 ivy?

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can one of you please answer my question instead of arguing :( lol
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this is a new build, from scratch
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i need a motherbaord and a cpu, ill get the ram after i establish what cpu im getting
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no, lol i want to spend just around 150 on a processor plus the fan if i need an aftermarket. im looking at 600 for the whole build.
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all im trying to do is run wow on ultra, with good frames. so what im asking is if i gave you 150 dollars, and told you to find the best processor for 150 dollars, and the budget had to include a fan/heatsink, what would you go with?
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i have windows 7 prof
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and that would max me out on wow with a 6870?
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I'd go with FX-6300 when it comes down $10-$20 bucks again (just the other week it was $120 online, currently it's $140...just wait a few days) and a CoolerMaster (212 or TX3) or Zalman Performa cooler for under $20 online and jack that thing as close as you can get to 5ghz with stability. lol.

Edit: Kayko is right - go I5.
Edited by Selvaganesh on 11/27/2012 10:46 AM PST
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okay tyvm and the 3470 is better then the 2500k correct?

well what video card would be better for around 150 ish?
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you convinced me to go for the i5, hopefully i wont be let down! thanks so much :)
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There's HD 7870 for $190. 40 more, but noticeably more power. But needs to be bought ASAP
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A 6870 would do very little limitations. Even under heavy 25 man raids my gpu load isn't over 70%. Though if able a 7870 would be the better choice.
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Here is the source btw: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-10.html

For 70 bucks, the G860 is the best CPU, for 80 bucks you can get a G2120(ivy bridge version more IPC's faster clock 10% performance gain). The I3-3220 is basically a G2120 with hyperthreading, but at the 120-140 range you can get an FX-6300 which due to the increase in IPC's performs MUCH better than the FX-6100/6200 and is recommended.


for 80 bucks you can get a Phenom II X4 965 black edition, and overclock it to stomp the G2120. with a hyper 212 air or a corsair H80 liquid cooler, you can get the 965 a good bit past 4 Ghz, or even higher if you are brave. i have mine at 4 Ghz, cooled by an antec kuhler h20 620, and i have plenty of thermal headroom to push it farther. really, at this point, below the $200 line you should only go intel if you won't or can't overclock.

but yeah, for AMD just skip the bulldozer generation altogether. i like to pretend it doesn't exist. either go phenom II or skip to Vishera.
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